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International Federation of American Football

The first national American Football federation outside of the United States was founded in Canada in 1896. The first European federation was formed in 1976. Since then, the sport has experienced a significant expansion, especially in Europe, culminating in the founding of the European Federation of American Football in 1993. Five years later (1998), the International Federation of American Football was officially formed. In 2013 IFAF was granted provisional recognition to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

IFAF oversees International competition in both men’s and women’s, as well as different youth levels. The headquarters of the operations are located in France but member institutions branch out from Tonga to Honduras to Ghana.

More information about the IFAF can be found on their website: